'Amy': She Was All About the Music

'Amy': She Was All About the Music

By Cynthia Fuchs

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too. 2 Jul 2015 // 9:00 AM

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25 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Badi Assad: Verde

Assad's guitar technique and arrangements are impeccable, her singing sweet and alluring, her experimental flourishes tasteful and never intrusive -- all of which comes largely at the sacrifice of passion.

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One should be wary of the New York hype machine - it's a beast...

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito

Edward is not a fish out of water or a struggling outsider concentrating on his differences, as it seems every adolescent in contemporary literature is. He feels very at home with his friends and has no shortage of self-esteem.

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23 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

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A History of Violence (2005)

This slippage between myth and realism, or maybe expectation and consummation, is precisely the genius of A History of Violence.

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Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.

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23 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Flightplan (2005)

Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.

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	Various Artists: Latin Travels 2

Latin Travels 2 is all about the dance, and at that it succeeds -- just don't go into it looking for education.

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	Various Artists: The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends

Those who approach the material with an open mind and a sense of humor will find a treasure trove of great American storytelling here.

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	The Sun: Blame It on the Youth

The first DVD album in the world comes from the Sun. Fourteen videos plus 14 songs equals 28 things that could go wrong. Surprisingly, not many things do.

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